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As is known, in negative and interrogative sentences 'much' and 'many' are used as quantifiers.
Could you make up a negative and an interrogative sentence from the following statement?
You have a lot of clothes.
Are there any other restrictions on quantifiers to be used with 'clothes'? Plenty of, a few, a great number, several - are they OK?
I only brought a few clothes with me - I'm only staying overnight.
You have plenty of clothes!
with 'a few', we are more likely to be more specific e.g. 'a few outfits suitable for the occasion.'
'great number' and 'several' - no. (But watch, somebody will think up some way we can use these!)
Looking in someone's wardrobe: "You don't have many clothes."